“It is a great privilege to engage in the work with my clients and I use my unique style to bring humor, foster meaning and purpose, and find practical ways to feel better.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist?
I was first introduced to the therapy world as a college student working as a receptionist at a mental health clinic. I saw firsthand the changes clients made over the course of their treatment and I became fascinated with what therapy could offer. It was from these experiences that I decided to pursue graduate studies in marriage and family therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy is hard work! It is a great privilege to engage in the work with my clients and I use my unique style to bring humor, foster meaning and purpose, and find practical ways to feel better. I believe strongly in the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change and growth.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am currently training to provide emotionally-focused individual therapy (EFIT) and strongly believe in attachment science. I am in the process of learning more about internal family systems (IFS) as well. I am excited to be able to offer these unique approaches to the clients I work with. In addition to ongoing continuing education, I frequently collaborate with other providers to help strengthen my clinical expertise, increase cultural sensitivity, and prevent my own burnout.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited to provide telehealth. I think it has allowed greater access to therapy and it has allowed clients to find therapists who are uniquely qualified to help them. For example, telehealth has allowed me to connect with clients who are looking for an LDS therapist who takes insurance. It is great to be able to serve specific communities in this capacity.
“I believe strongly in the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change and growth.”